Meizu announced the Meizu M1 smartphone last month to directly take on the Redmi 2 and Huawei Honor Holly in the budget segment. Even before the release of the handset, we saw three different versions of the device in a leaked picture. Now, Meizu has just made the second version available for pre-order.
The regular version will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat along with the company’s own Flyme 4.0 UI on top. In this edition, the Meizu M1 will run on Alibaba’s own YunOS for smartphones. This is not the first time we are seeing a YunOS powered Meizu device (MX4 also had this edition) and after buying a large stake in the company, we don’t think this will be the last one too.
Apart from the OS underneath, there is practically no difference between the Android Flyme edition and the YunOS edition. A previous leaked had shown the three editions in action and the AnTuTu benchmark for all the three models were almost the same. So, we kind of knew that there will be no change in specs or even the design in this new edition. Fortunately, the pricing too is the same as the regular edition i.e. 699 Yuan.
The YunOS Meizu M1 was available for pre-order from yesterday and it will go on sale starting March 2nd.
The earlier leak also showed off an Ubuntu Edition too, but as of now, this particular model is not yet available for sale. It would be interesting to see how Ubuntu powered Meizu M1 performs and if it is indeed real, then we may hear more about this version in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned for more information.[source]